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Our Services

Freephone Helpline

The helpline is provided by trained helpline staff and volunteers, who can give you support and information.



We offer one to one counselling to both men and women who have experienced any form of sexual violence recently, or in the past. Counselling provides a space to help you gain a clearer understanding of yourself and your situation. Deciding and making a commitment to have counselling is a very powerful and life affirming choice. During the course of your therapy you will be looking at yourself, your relationships, and your life in general.



A Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention Programme for Young People
The aim of this programme is to educate young people about all forms of sexual violence. Young people often struggle to name their unwanted sexual experiences as rape or sexual assault. Studies show that sexual violence is more likely to occur in a relationship or by someone known to the victim, which can often make it difficult for a young person to identify it as assault.  Also, commonly held myths that include, sexual assault must include physical force, result in physical injury, or is perpetrated by strangers in dark places, can diminish how they view their experience. 


Awareness Raising

We take every opportunity to raise awareness and challenge perceptions about the causes and impact of sexual violence through talks and public events.

Support for Family & Friends

We at the Mayo Rape Crisis Centre know that sexual violence does not just affect the victim/survivor but also those around them. Because of this we offer information and possible support sessions for partners, family members and friends so that they may better support survivors.


The Mayo Rape Crisis Centre was established in July 1994 in response to the number of women and girls from Mayo contacting other Rape Crisis Centres, especially the Centre in Galway.

A small group of women came together concerned at the lack of any services or support in Mayo for women who had been sexually abused or raped.

"Through Love, all pain will turn to medicine"

Latest News

  • Mayo Rape Crisis Centre Ltd AGM 2016

    Mayo Rape Crisis Centre Ltd AGM 2016

    Mayo Rape Crisis Centre Ltd 2016 Annual General Meeting & Launch of 2015 Annual Report Monday October 10th 2016 at 7pm Main Building, Lough Lannagh. Read More
  • RCNI Bulletin - January - April 2016

    RCNI Bulletin - January - April 2016

    Working towards a society free from abuse. Download Bulletin.pdf1.17 MB       Read More
  • Thank you to Soroptimist International Castlebar!

    Thank you to Soroptimist International Castlebar!

    Mayo Rape Crisis Centre gratefully acknowledges the amazing fund raising done on their behalf by Soroptimist International Castlebar. At their recent Christmas Catwalk Extravaganza they raised the staggering amount of €6,500 for the centre. This money was raised to help us restore and develop our Outreach Services in the County. Read More
  • Surviving sexual abuse

    Surviving sexual abuse

    For almost a decade Hannah (real identity has been changed to protect her privacy.) was supported by Mayo Rape Crisis Centre (MRCC) towards her recovery from sexual abuse and violations that started when she was just eight years old and didn’t finish until she was 18 years old. Now in Read More
  • Rape Crisis Centre services ‘filleted’

    Rape Crisis Centre services ‘filleted’

    A Mayo News article on Government funding cutbacks which have filleted some essential services FOR 21 years Mayo Rape Crisis Centre (MRCC) has worked below the radar in providing an oasis for victims of sexual abuse. In some cases this Castlebar-based service is now working with a third generation of Read More
  • Nominations for Mayo Inspirational Woman of the Year 2015.

    Nominations for Mayo Inspirational Woman of the Year 2015.

    Rules and Information. The Nominee can be nominated initially in two ways: In 200 words or less why you want to nominate this woman , how she has inspired you, what is it about her that makes you feel she deserves such an award. To inspire is to “give rise to: Read More
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